Apple: iPad mini with LTE will ship soon; Verizon, AT&T start offering HTC Windows Phone 8X

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> Apple is notifying users that the new iPad mini with support for 3G and LTE will begin shipping in five days. Article

> Prepaid MVNO Page Plus Cellular increased the data allotment for its two most popular monthly plans, offering 200 MB of data for $29.95 per month at 5GB of data for $69.95 per month. Release

> Verizon is taking pre-orders of the Windows Phone 8X by HTC. The company is offering a blue or back version of the device as well as a red version for $199.  Article

> AT&T will begin offering a "California" Blue version of the Windows Phone 8X by HTC with 16 GB of memory for $199.99 and an  8 GB of memory version in California Blue and Limelight (yellow) for $99.99. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent named Craig Thompson to lead a new business unit managing its intellectual property assets. Release

> Chip-maker Nvidia reports that about 30 percent of the company's income is now derived from the provision of "non-PC" chips. Article

> Sony Mobile is offering an Xperia Android smartphone that is water resistant. Article

> Transaction Network Services will integrate its Cequint subsidiary into its Telecommunication Services  Division. Release

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> Twitter triumphed on election day  with Twitter users sharing more than 31 million election-themed tweets throughout the day. Commentary

> Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd.'s new Angry Birds Star Wars reached the top of Apple's App Store download chart within 2.5 hours of launch. Article

> Microsoft is updating its Windows Phone Store in conjunction with the release of its refreshed Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. Article

> Walmart is testing a technology that will allow smartphone users to search for specific items in a store and find their exact location in that store. Article

And finally...Two Masvingo chiefs in Zimbabwe are demanding 2,000 head of cattle from Econet Wireless for desecrating their ancestral shrine while erecting a base station. Article